Canoe and Kayak

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Canoe and Kayak courses with Outdoor Resources:

Always dreamt of packing your whole family -including the dog- in a canoe for a wilderness camping trip of a lifetime?

Prefer the adrenaline of ripping down a white water river with your mates?

Or would you rather explore the coast from a whole new perspective and get close to seals and other wildlife at sea?

Whatever rocks your boat:sea kayaking, white water kayaking or canoeing, if you are a total novice or experienced paddler, Outdoor-Resources offers something for everyone. We offer training courses, qualifications and expeditions at all levels.

Our courses:
  • BCU 1 star (canoe and kayak)
  • BCU 2 star (canoe and kayak)
  • BCU 3 star – white water kayak
  • BCU 3 star – canoe
  • BCU 4 star leader – canoe
  • BCU 5 star leader – canoe
Our instructor courses:
  • BCU UKCC Level 1 (including Transfer)
  • BCU UKCC Level 2 (including Transfer)
  • Moderate Water Endorsement Open Canoe
Our Safety and Rescue Training Courses:
First Aid training:

All active Coaches have a responsibility to maintain a current first aid award, to ensure they can look after paddlers in their care.

The BCU advises all coaches to attend a First Aid Training that includes specific watersports related subjects that are relevant to their normal coaching activity: for instance hypo/hyperthermia, drowning, applying first aid in an outdoor environment, and incident management.

And if you are guiding or coaching in remote places, the BCU advises you to consider attending a 4-day wilderness/expedition first aid training.

We offer First Aid training courses designed to meet the requirements of the BCU, wilderness first aid training and watersports related first aid training. More information about our First Aid training here: